Careers at Monte Cook Games

Monte Cook Games is a great place to work. Don’t let our size or relative newcomer status fool you—we have an incredible team, our pay and benefits are extremely competitive within our industry, and we work from our homes on our own schedules. This is a company that is going places, and joining us might be the best move of your career!

Academic Intern

Monte Cook Games are looking to welcome an academic intern to our creative, spirited, and innovative team! Is that you or someone you know?

MCG is a publisher of tabletop roleplaying games, spearheaded by the critically-acclaimed record-setting RPGs Numenera and The Strange. We’re an industry leader in our design, concepts, and visuals. And we know that our motivated team and creative contributors are responsible for that, so we respect and value them accordingly; they are the heart of what we do.

In short, MCG is a place where you can push the boundaries of your abilities and produce the best work of your life—with supportive, creative working conditions and great learning opportunities to top it all off!

Here are some of the traits we’re looking for in an academic intern:

  • Academic pursuit of a degree related to writing, graphic design and production, or game design, or to marketing or business administration but with a strong interest in the tabletop gaming community.
  • A wellspring of personal creative ideas that easily adapts itself to a variety of styles and needs.
  • Great communication skills, particularly the ability to produce written communications that are clear, charismatic, and grammatically correct.
  • A high degree of personal organization, and the ability to quickly understand and adapt to the processes and organizational structure of our company.
  • The ability to work effectively and reliably with a minimum of supervision.
  • A home office environment (or access to another work environment) that includes sufficient computer, software, and internet resources to conduct your work.

And here’s a breakdown of what you might be asked to do:

  • Assist the creative team with research, analysis, and possibly some writing, review, editing, or layout tasks (depending on your skills and academic program).
  • Assist with customer service and community management.
  • Assist with marketing activity, particularly with web content development and social media.
  • Attend one or more weekly meetings held online via videoconference.
  • Possibly attend consumer or trade events to support MCG activities there.
  • Any of a million other tasks that arise during our busy work days!

This is a paid internship at a modest hourly rate; we anticipate 10 to 20 hours of work per week. The intern will be considered a contractor. We may give preferential consideration to applicants who will receive academic credit for the internship. Although it isn’t necessary, we may also give preferential consideration to applicants local to the Kansas City or Seattle areas.

To apply for this position, please send an email to charles@montecookgames.com with the words “Application for Intern position” in your subject line. Include or attach these items to your email:

  • Your resume and an overview of your academic program; if you will get academic credit for this internship be sure to mention that.
  • A link to any work samples or a portfolio, if that’s relevant.
  • Three references.